[New Website] Dialogue of the Two Shores
Dec 14, 2020 / Highlight
Background & Context
The Summit of the Two Shores, an initiative of French President Emmanuel Macron took place in Marseille on 24 June 2019. Building on unprecedented consultations with Mediterranean civil society, this event aims to boost cooperation between countries in the Western Mediterranean by implementing projects that support...
Mediterranean Water Heroes Youth Contest “Valuing Water”
Dec 10, 2020 / Highlight
CMI's World Water Day Regional Youth Workshop
Every year, World Water Day draws the world’s attention to key global water issues. World Water Day 2021 will focus on the theme of Valuing Water, (location to be confirmed soon). Youth has an important role to play in working towards regional water security and increased water...
COVID-19, enseignement à distance et fracture numérique : Quelles mesures prendre pour la Tunisie?
Dec 08, 2020 / Library
Cette note de politique présente quelques résultats préliminaires de certaines études lancées récemment pour évaluer l’efficacité de la stratégie éducative d’e-learning, adoptée au milieu scolaire pour assurer la continuité pédagogique en période de crise. La fermeture des établissements universitaires en Tunisie en raison de la pandémie du COVID-...
25 Years After the Barcelona Process: Enhancing Mediterranean Integration
Nov 26, 2020 / Blog entry
Several studies focusing on regional integration had pointed to the existence of a large untapped potential to increase trade flows of goods and services, as well as Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and the mobility of people between the two shores of the Mediterranean.
You can read the full article on the Union for the Mediterranean ...
Water and Climate Change Entrepreneurial E-Bootcamp
Nov 24, 2020 / Highlight
See Bootcamp's website
Back in June 2020, in the framework of the World Water Day organized annually by the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI), the CMI, Cewas Middle East and the Mediterranean Youth for Water MedYWat network, jointly implemented an e-Hackathon which gathered 61 young participants from the Mediterranean...
[CMI-FEMISE Webinar Series] Navigating through COVID-19 in the Mediterranean Act 1: Strategies for Integration and Resilience
Nov 23, 2020 / Highlight
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The recent coronavirus crisis threatens the health, economies and societies of any country, regardless of its level of development. In the countries of the East and South of the Mediterranean the fight against the pandemic is even more complicated. It must be done with limited healthcare and economic...
State of the Environment and Development (SoED) in the Mediterranean
Oct 25, 2020 / Library
The SoED provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of environment and development interactions in the Mediterranean region. The aim of the SoED 2020 is to increase awareness and understanding of the state of the Mediterranean, underlying driving forces and impacts, as well as to propose potential responses, while facilitating the...
[Webinar Series] Enhancing the Protection of Ecosystems through Youth Empowerment
Oct 22, 2020 / Highlight
The Mediterranean region has been classified as one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change in the world (IPCC, 2013). Building territorial resilience has become essential to adapt to stresses and shocks, whether the stresses are climatic, socio-economic, or pandemic related. One of the key elements of territorial...
COVID-19 and Households in Egypt: Implications, Policy Response, and Recommendations
Oct 12, 2020 / Library
The COVID19 pandemic has severe economic and social implications in Egypt. The resulting economic crisis is having its toll on income, employment, and poverty, and is exacerbating the hardships already faced by households and vulnerable groups in Egypt during the last 3 years. These years witnessed harsh measures as part of an economic reform and...
Responsive Transportation-Oriented Policies for the MED Region in the Face of Covid-19
Sep 29, 2020 / Library
The transportation sector is exposed to significant paradigm shifts and financial difficulties due to the Covid-19 epidemic in Mediterranean countries as well as all over the world. In particular, public transportation is struggling worldwide, with reduced passenger load factors of 50% to 90%. To address this issue, this brief aims to provide...
Achieving Territorial Resilience Through Youth Empowerment: 1st Meeting of the Mediterranean Youth for Climate Action Network
Sep 29, 2020 / Highlight
The Mediterranean is one of the most affected regions by climate change. Building territorial resilience has become essential to adapt to stresses and shocks, whether the stresses are climatic, socio-economic, or pandemic related. One of the key elements of territorial resilience pathways includes youth empowerment....
Achieving Territorial Resilience Through Youth Empowerment: 1st Meeting of the Mediterranean Youth for Climate Action Network (AGENDA)
[Youth Forum] Young Med Voices Regional Virtual Forum: Harnessing Youth-Led Efforts for A Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation in the Framework of the 2030 Agenda
Sep 18, 2020 / Highlight
Context & Rationale
Held for the second year, the Euro-Med Debate and Policy Forum, is an inter-regional dialogue-based high-level event bringing together young leaders from across the two shores of the Mediterranean, trained in policy debate and active civil society players, for a program of online intercultural debates, policy...
Internationalization of Tertiary Education in the Middle East and North Africa
Sep 15, 2020 / Library
As the first MENA regionwide report on the subject, this report was conceived out of a real need for data and analysis on internationalization, as well as a direct demand from stakeholders including tertiary education institutions in the region. Its primary objectives are to raise awareness on internationalization, to encourage its becoming a...
Summit of the Two Shores: A Project Implementation Platform at the CMI
Jun 29, 2020 / Library
French Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Jean-Yves Le Drian entrusted the CMI with hosting a platform for facilitating and monitoring the implementation of the projects emerging from the Sommet des Deux Rives (Summit of the Two Shores).
The Summit of the Two Shores is an initiative launched by French President Macron, involving...
[Online Workshop] Achieving Territorial Resilience through Youth Empowerment
Jun 18, 2020 / Highlight
The global crises the world is facing today are many and converge in different ways. Many scientists agree that climate change and the loss of ecosystems can be favorable to the spread of certain diseases and illnesses. Most research also recognizes that environmental degradation and, in particular, climate change will become a...
[Agenda] Achieving Territorial Resilience through Youth Empowerment
General Guidelines for CMI-FEMISE “COVID-19 MED BRIEFS”
Implications of the Coronavirus Crisis in the Mediterranean and in the Middle East
May 29, 2020 / Library
The recent coronavirus crisis threatens the health, economies, and societies of any country, regardless of its level of development. In the countries of the Middle East and of the Southern Mediterranean the fight against the pandemic is even more complicated. It must be done with limited healthcare and economic resources compared to other regions...
Call for Policy Briefs: Responding to COVID-19 Challenges in the Mediterranean Region
May 29, 2020 / Highlight
The Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) and FEMISE announce the launch of the Call for a new joint Policy Brief series, to address the urgent issue of the COVID-19 socio-economic effects and impact on the EU-Mediterranean region.
The recent coronavirus crisis threatens the health, economies and societies of all countries. In...
[Youth E-conference] World Water Day on Water and Climate Change
Feb 24, 2020 / Highlight
Due to the evolving situation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the growing health concerns related to this virus as well the logistics complications that we currently globally face as a result of this health epidemic, the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) have decided to adapt the 2020 World Water Day to a virtual format...
[High-Level Workshop] “Forced Displacement, Migration and Human Capital Mobility”
Nov 13, 2019 / Highlight
Context & Rationale
At the present time, issues related to flows and movements of people – in all their forms – figure prominently among the most pressing, relevant and, often, divisive policy agendas in the Mediterranean region.
A comprehensive approach to migration is needed, taking into account its root causes as well as all related...
Fourth Mediterranean Water Heroes Contest on “Water and Climate Change”
Oct 30, 2019 / Highlight
Every year, World Water Day draws the world’s attention to key global water issues. World Water Day 2020 will focus on Water and Climate Change. Youth has an important role to play in working towards regional water security and increased water awareness. Young people are involved in innovative water-related projects and research around the...
A Decade of Partnerships for Knowledge and Action
Water & Collaboration Know No Boundaries: Two MedYWat Members Win 100.000 Euro Grant for Joint Project
Sep 05, 2019 / Blog entry
Ghadeer Arafeh and Faissal Aziz, two members of the Mediterranean Youth for Water (MedYWat), won a research grant of 100.000 euros from the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education for their project on “MENARA: Assessment of Wastewater Treatment Technologies and Promotion of Smart Irrigation Systems in the MENA Region Using an Eco-Friendly Gum.”
[Brochure] The Mediterranean Youth for Water Network (MedYWat)
World Water Week 2019 Water for Society – Including all
Aug 09, 2019 / Highlight
MENA FOCUS - Mediterranean Youth Unites Around Water
The MENA Focus is the Water Week’s Regional Days dedicated to the Middle East and North Africa that were introduced in 2016 and coordinated ever since by GWP-Med. Being part of the MENA Focus, the showcase will discuss the context, objectives and activities of the joint...
Summit of the Two Shores: CMI and UfM Joining Forces
MedYWat Year 2: Alive and Kicking
[Dialogue of the Two Shores/Forum of the Mediterranean] Promoting Human, Economic and Sustainable Development in the Region
Jun 20, 2019 / Program
Background & Context
The Summit of the Two Shores, an initiative of French President Emmanuel Macron took place in Marseille on 24 June 2019. Building on unprecedented consultations with Mediterranean civil society, this event aims to boost cooperation between countries in the Western Mediterranean by implementing projects that support human,...